Sometimes, covers from musical acts can often yield intriguing variations on a well-worn theme.
For example, Portishead covered Abba's 'SOS' for the soundtrack to Ben Wheatley's dystopic psychodrama 'High-Rise' and turned what was a pop classic into a terrifying, synth-driven track. Britney Spears and Giorgio Moroder covered Suzanne Vega's 'Tom's Diner' with admittedly middling results, whilst others Ryan Adams turned 'Wonderwall' into an ethereal soundscape unlike anything close to Oasis' original.
In other words, covers can work. This, though? This is crazy. Apparently, there's a cover band touring Ireland - and playing a gig in Belfast at the end of this month - that manages to blend Irish pop titans Boyzone... with Joy Division.
Just for reference, here's Boyzone's 'No Matter What' - easily one of their most recognisable hits to date.
And here's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', Joy Division's magnum opus about the destruction of trust in a relationship.
So, you'd think that joining of musical acts could work and be something truly special, right? Wrong and you're a fool for even thinking like that. As it turns out, the whole thing is nothing more than a p*sstake by a Facebook page for an also-fictitious bar called The Adjective Noun, which posts stuff like this.
So, there you have it. There's no such thing as Boyzone / Joy Division tribute act called Boyzdivision unless you feel like starting one yourself and you do end up doing that, let us know where you're playing because that's right in our wheelhouse.